CURRENT ISSUE
  • Leveraging Online Reviews to Your Advantage

    Dec 31, 2014
    How to take an effective and proactive approach to the stuff that your customers are saying about you on web-based review and rating sites.
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  • Understanding the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law

    Dec 31, 2014
    Few laws are more protective of tenants than the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law, General Laws Chapter 186, Section 15B. The Security Deposit Law was enacted more than 45 years ago. It governs all charges by landlords on or before commencement of a tenancy, not just security deposits.
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  • How to Tap the ‘House-Buying Generation’

    Dec 31, 2014
    A few weeks ago the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported that despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades.
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LATEST NEWS
  • Office Policies You Must Have, Office Policies You Should Have

    Apr 28, 2014
    To my knowledge, real estate broker owners have only two legislated requirements that should be included in an office policy. Understanding the required elements and providing additional components to consider adding to your written office policy will help create one that will protect and guide your business practice.
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  • New REALTOR® Initiatives to Impact Advocacy

    Apr 28, 2014
    REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill is coming up soon, scheduled for Wednesday, June 11, and I look forward to seeing many of you there. As we approach our annual trek to the State House to show member support for our year round lobbying efforts, I wanted to let you know about some of the exciting things we have going on at MAR regarding our political and advocacy initiatives.
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  • Healthcare Reform: What Mass. REALTORS® Need to Know

    Apr 28, 2014
    With the onset of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements for health care coverage nationwide, readers may have questions regarding the state insurance requirement that has been in place for several years and how it relates and compares to the national reform. All plans have to contain 10 Essential Health Benefits as contained in the 2014 health reform provisions. To learn more review the following FAQs.
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  • Expired License & Agency Disclosure

    Apr 28, 2014
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  • Avoid The Risk - Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk

    Apr 28, 2014
    REALTORS® are commonly thought of as gregarious and chatty, yet the number one reason they run into legal hassles is sharing too little rather than too much. Mike McDonagh, general counsel for MAR, says that failure to disclose issues about a property is the most common reason REALTORS® call MAR’s legal hotline for help.
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